How Does SculpSure® Work and Are You a Good Candidate?


There are some things in life that you just can’t get around, like taxes and traffic, but there’s a way to keep stubborn fat off of the list. If you’ve done the hard work through diet and exercise, only to be met by a seemingly impenetrable wall of stubborn fat deposits, SculpSure® can break down this last hurdle to your ideal body shape.

At Prestige Medical Group in Santa Ana, California, we want our patients to look and feel their best, inside and out. To help you put the finishing touches on your weight-loss efforts, Dr. Lamia Gabal uses the SculpSure system for its ease of use, and, more importantly, because it delivers great results.

The science behind fat

There’s a reason (well, several) why you may be struggling with hard-to-lose pockets of fat, and these reasons are tough ones to get around. To start, your body is programmed to store fat in certain areas, and this programming has a lot to do with gender and genetics.

For example, women are biologically wired to carry more body fat around their reproductive system, namely their hips, abdomen, breasts, and buttocks. Men, on the other hand, are more prone to storing extra body fat in their midsection, as well as on their chest and in their buttocks.

Now throw in your genes, which dictate your body shape and size to a great extent. This means that if your mother had saddlebags, your odds of developing these enlarged areas on your hips are heightened.

And here’s the hard truth about burning fat: You have no control over where your body burns fat. When you diet and exercise, your body turns to its stores of fat for energy — and it chooses from where, not you. You can do hundreds of stomach crunches a day, but that doesn’t mean you’re burning fat in that area. You’re still doing a world of good by toning your abdominal muscles, but when it comes to fat busting, that’s left to biology and genetics.

Bypassing Mother Nature

Once you understand how your body fat operates, you can understand why SculpSure is so effective. To start, you and your practitioner choose where to deliver the laser energy that destroys your fat cells. This means bypassing your biological, or genetic, directives and going straight to the source of your frustration.

SculpSure sends energy into your fat cells, which heats them up and destroys them, for good. Your body only has a certain number of fat cells throughout your life, and when you gain or lose weight, your fat cells increase or decrease in size, but not in number. SculpSure can target and eliminate up to 24% of the fat cells in your treatment area. And once they’re gone, they don’t regenerate.

Is SculpSure right for you?

It’s important to note that SculpSure isn’t a weight-loss program — you need to be within your target weight to be a good candidate. Your results won’t be measured in overall pounds but in a fat reduction in the areas that stubbornly hold onto fat deposits. Ultimately, what this body contouring system does is close the gap to your desired body shape.

The SculpSure process

SculpSure is a noninvasive technology cleared by the FDA to tackle the most common fat-deposit culprits, including your:

  • Belly
  • Love handles
  • Back
  • Thighs
  • Submental fat (under your chin)

Each treatment session lasts just 25 minutes, and there’s no downtime afterward, which means you’re free to get on with your day. Most patients get the best results with three to five treatments, spaced out by several weeks to give your body time to flush out the destroyed fat cells. As you progress through your SculpSure treatments, your results are gradual. You see optimal results about 6-12 weeks after your final session.

If you’d like to get started on eliminating stubborn fat with SculpSure, we invite you to give us a call or use the online scheduler to set up an appointment.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.